The Flood of 1953

Extra edition of the Dutch News in 1953, in which the first images are shown about the devastated area.
Video: First news about floods 1953
In 1953, the Dutch were once again confronted with the power of the sea. The colossal disaster happened on February the 1st. It was to be one of the biggest floods in the history of the Netherlands. What caused this flood? What were the consequences?

Within the sub-articles, you will learn what factors influenced the flood, where the flood damage occurred, and what the scope of the flood was. To the right you will see a preview image from the Polygoon News (not subtitled) with the first images from the disaster area.